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Salgado Loaned to Charleston

The former first round pick is off to the USL Pro

He was certainly a hot topic during training camp, but it looks like we won't be seeing much of Omar Salgado in a Whitecaps kit for the next while. The 20-year-old former first overall pick has been loaned to the Charleston Battery in a bid to get the kid some more playing time.

It's the best thing for Salgado, who found himself behind a number of bodies on the 'Caps depth chart. The strong start to the season by Darren Mattocks, Kekuta Manneh and Sebastian Fernandez sealed the fate of Salgado, who has yet to see the pitch in the first two matches of the season.

You can see the full Whitecaps press release on the decision here.

Salgado now gets a chance to gain some confidence in his game, and hopefully stay healthy enough to give us more than just a glimpse of what he's capable of. He's still only 20 years old, and has been blessed with a 6'4 frame. He could still prove to be a valuable MLS player, but it has been a rocky road for his development so far.